Midas M8000 promises ‘unprecedented performance’

Midas has launched M8000, an ‘ultra-high performance’ 192 kHz, eight-channel A/D converter that promises ‘unprecedented audio and sonic performance.’

Based on advanced multi-bit delta-sigma architecture and a ‘revolutionary’ high-speed TDM interface, the converter delivers close to 120 dB of dynamic range with sampling rates up to 216 kHz.

“Our Manchester Innovation team spent over three years and close to $1 million US to develop what we believe is the world’s best sounding A/D converter,” said Andy Trott, SVP, Enterprise & Entertainment Division at Midas umbrella company Music.

“We are especially proud of the M8000’s incredible audio performance, which industry standard components could not achieve. Pushing the envelope has always been at the heart of Midas and for decades, Midas has been focusing on designing the world’s best mic preamps. For the first time in our history we now have found the perfect match between our preamps and an A/D converter, that is able to capture every nuance of the microphone preamp and convert it into the digital domain. The audio results and sonic performance are simply astounding and have exceeded all our expectations.”

Midas will start converting its mixing consoles to the new M8000 chip by the end of 2016 and is considering offering upgrade kits to existing customers.